- Wide-ranging consultations have begun in earnest for the next general elections in Nigeria slated for February 2023
- Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been urged his supporters to seek election into the Nigerian Senate to represent Ogun East Senatorial District
- The former governor of Ogun state on Friday, September 17, agreed with the reasons suggested by his supporters
Sagamu - As politicians make preparations for the next general elections in 2023, former Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has hinted that he will be contesting for Senate
Speculations began to swirl that OGD would be contesting for Ogun East Senatorial poll shortly after decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) back in February.
Daniel, the campaign manager for the former vice president and PDP’s presidential candidate in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar confirmed to a gathering on Friday, September 17, in Sagamu, Ogun state, Daily Trust reports.
The former governor who lamented poor representation at the National Assembly, especially from the South West said he has been under pressure to run for “national offices in 2023.”
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Though he said the occasion was neither the time nor the occasion to react to the clamour, he, however, agreed with the reasons alluded by his supporters.
Atiku’s campaign manager Gbenga Daniel dumps PDP for APC
Recall that the former governor of Ogun state defected from his party to the ruling APC. Daniel was the campaign manager for the former vice president and PDP’s presidential candidate in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar.
Daniel was expected to pick up the membership card of APC before the registration of new members closed on Tuesday, February 16.
A source close to Daniel said he would meet with the chairman of the caretaker committee of the APC and governor of Yobe state Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday, February 17.
Gbenga Daniel reveals why he joined APC ahead of 2023 polls
In a related developmen, Daniel revealed why he joined the ruling APC. Speaking to State House correspondents on Monday, March 22, Daniel said there are not too many options to him as a politician.
The former governor spoke to the reporters shortly after he was hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.
Bankole and Daniel, both from Ogun state, defected to the APC after spending time as members of the African Democratic Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party respectively.